For the first time since 1999, the Detroit Lions' regular-season finale won't be their final game of the season. That is because the Lions are back in the playoffs this year and are guaranteed to play at least one more time after the regular season.
Right now, the Lions are in position to go up against the Giants or Cowboys if they end up with the No. 5 seed, and if they end up sixth in the NFC, they will face either the Saints or 49ers. Which seed they get comes down to what happens on Sunday. If the Lions are able to beat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field for the first time since 1991, they will clinch the fifth seed. If they lose and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, however, the Lions will be the No. 6 seed.
The interesting thing about Sunday's matchup between the Lions and Packers is that Green Bay doesn't have anything to play for in terms of playoff positioning. They have already wrapped up the No. 1 seed, leading many to believe that the Packers will rest their starters, or, at the very least, not play them for more than a quarter or two. What exactly the Packers plan on doing remains to be seen, but Jim Schwartz has already made it pretty clear that the Lions are going into Green Bay with the intention of winning, so don't expect any Lions players to rest unless they are injured.
Sunday's game is set to kick off at 1 p.m. (Eastern Time). FOX will have the broadcast.